Transparency International Georgia (TI Georgia) welcomes the publication of the Central Election Commission’s (CEC) strategic plan for 2011-2015 and hopes that the final document will reflect the remarks made by civil society.
The Vanuatu chapter of Transparency International issued a press release on July 29 on Vanuatu's recognition of Abkhazia. The press release does not represent the opinions of Transparency International Georgia and is only a re-posting of the press release. We post this to highlight the work of our colleagues in Vanuatu and we believe it is of interest for the Georgian public to get access to the press release. In case of any questions for Transparency Vanuatu, please contact Francis Bryard, Project Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From May 16-19, representatives from NGOs from Moldova, Ukraine and the Baltic States visited Georgia. The goal of their visit was to learn how civil society organizations and the NGO sector work in Georgia, and what the main challenges are for them. The representatives stopped by the TI Georgia office, where we presented to them a summary of our recent activities. We held a discussion after the presentation.
From May 4-8, 2011, Transparency International (TI) Georgia staff members were in Mestia, and conducted meetings with the local population. Problems regarding property rights and their potential solutions were discussed during those meetings.
Statement by Local Non-Governmental Organizations about the Resumption of Negotiations on Election Reform
Negotiations between the ruling and opposition parties about election reform have resumed. Both sides have agreed to individual consultations. We, as organizations observing negotiations between the ruling and opposition parties on election reform, welcome the decision by both sides to resume consultations.
On May 10, Transparency International Georgia invited representatives of embassies and various international organizations for a screening of two investigative movies on violation of property rights in Georgia. The movies were shown with English subtitles which gave English speakers an opportunity to learn more about existing problems in Georgia. The movies were shot by Studio Monitor (Digomi case) and Studio GNS (Anaklia case) on the basis of materials Transparency International Georgia’s Anti-corruption Legal Advice Center provided them. After watching the movies, a discussion was held.
Last October, the Election Code Working Group (ECWG) – a body involving the ruling National Movement and opposition parties – was formed as a negotiating forum where the various parties could propose amendments to the law on elections.
Transparency International Georgia calls on Georgian Government to provide the evidence to correct the misconceptions of US Human Rights Report
Transparency International (TI) Georgia welcomes the release of US State Department’s human rights report.
We at TI Georgia are deeply saddened by the unexpected tragic passing away of Samir Alibayov, our colleague and friend from TI Azerbaijan. Samir was coordinating TI Azerbaijan's Advocacy and Legal Advice Center (ALAC) and provided help and support to citizens whose rights were abused.
NGOs release a joint statement in connection with the forcible dispersal of the veterans’ protest on January 3
6 იანვარს "ახალგაზრდა იურისტთა ასოციაციის" ოფისში 11 არასამთავრობო ორგანიზაციის ერთობლივი პრესკონფერენცია შედგა. პრესკონფერენციაზე არასამთავრობო ორგანიზაციებმა შინაგან საქმეთა მინისტრს და მთავარ პროკურორს მიმართეს და მოუწოდეს 3 იანვარს გმირთა მოედანზე ვეტერანთა აქციის ძალადობრივი დაშლა ჯეროვნად იქნას გამოძიებული. არასამთავრობო ორგანიზაციებმა ერთობლივ განცხადებასაც მოაწერეს ხელი.